EDITORIAL: WHAT’S POPPING?

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I. Shank

Shane Morehead, Staff Writer

I prefer watching movies at home, but the best part of going to a movie theater is eating an unhealthy amount of popcorn while watching the movie. Popcorn is such an underappreciated food. If you’re weird and you’ve read all my editorials, then you know about how much I like snack foods. Popcorn is possibly my favorite. Not only does it taste good, but it’s such a simple food and it’s so easy to make. You can throw it in the microwave for a few minutes, and then just as easily add more salt or butter, or maybe even sugar. Usually the bags have enough salt and butter, though, and it’s just gross when you add too much. Whenever my family and I go to the movies, we end up getting too much, so we feed the stale leftovers to our chickens the next day. I have microwaveable bags at home too, and if I get hungry, and there’s nothing in the fridge, I can always rely on some popcorn. For some reason, my family doesn’t share my love for it, so I get it to myself. If I don’t feel like making a sandwich before school, I just pack a bag. Popcorn serves as a default when I have nothing else. With a lot of snack foods, your hands get messy, but unless it’s homemade and it’s got four pounds of butter in it, it’s pretty clean. Popcorn really is interesting, and in most ways, it’s my favorite snack food.